Accession Number:

ADA600800

Title:

Problems and Mitigation Strategies for Developing and Validating Statistical Cyber Defenses

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The development and validation of advanced cyber security technology frequently relies on data capturing normal and suspicious activities at various system layers. However, getting access to meaningful data continues to be a major hurdle for innovation in statistical cyber defense research. This paper describes the data challenges encountered during development of the machine learning approach called Behavior-Based Access Control BBAC, together with mitigation strategies that were instrumental in allowing RD to proceed. The paper also discusses results from applying a spiral-based agile development process focused on continuous experimental validation of the resulting prototype capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE